A Newport man was sentenced to nine years in prison after he admitted his role in supplying large quantities of heroin.
Rizwan Anwar, 29, appeared in Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday 1 November where he plead guilty to conspire to supply a class A controlled drug – heroin.
He was sentenced to nine years in prison for the drug offences following an early guilty plea.
Detective Inspector Ian Bartholomew, the officer in the case, said:
“Rizwan Anwar may have benefitted financially in the short term by involving himself in the illegal supply of drugs, but he is now paying the consequences for his actions following this nine-year sentence.
“This significant outcome should act as a warning to anyone who has decided to enter the world of drug dealing and supply.
“We will continue to investigate those involved in the supply of controlled drugs which blight our communities and cause substantial misery to vulnerable people, often leading to other forms of criminal behaviour.
“We always welcome the help and support of our communities to assist with the apprehension and detention of these criminals, many of whom believe that they are untouchable.
“Anyone wishing to provide information about this activity can do so either by calling 101, sending a direct message to us on social media or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“All information provided will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.”